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Presented by John R. and Greli N. Less Charitable Trust

ON DISPLAY NOW – JAN. 2, 2022

Tickets for San Antonio’s newest holiday event on sale now!

First premiering to sold out crowds in the U.K. and then Chicago, Lightscape will shine throughout the San Antonio Botanical Garden’s 38 acres. Guests will be enchanted by magical light displays set along a beautifully illuminated one-mile path winding through the Botanical Garden.  These captivating illuminations will dazzle the senses and the show will proudly include installations unique to Texas created by local and international artists. 

The trail will feature a one-of-a-kind experience blending new works, including a field of Texas bluebonnets, with guest-favorites, such as the show stopping Winter Cathedral, an impressive towering cathedral arch tunnel sparkling with 100,000 lights.

In addition to the captivating light displays, guests will have an opportunity to enjoy festive food and drinks, including roasting s’mores.

This exciting event routinely sells out in other cities, so be sure to buy your tickets early. Become a member to receive a discount on your online ticket purchases.

Dates & Times

Nov. 19, 2021 – Jan. 2, 2022
Entry times available every 15 minutes from 5:45 – 9 p.m. Most guests finish the trail in 1 – 2 hours.

Prices

Parking

If you plan to drive to Lightscape, a parking reservation must be made in advance. Offsite parking with shuttle is free and limited onsite VIP parking is $15.

The offsite location is the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) Founders Hall Parking Lots & Garage.  Free and ADA accessible shuttles are available to and from the Botanical Garden throughout the event.  Shuttles will arrive every 10-15 minutes and the shuttle ride is approximately 8 minutes long. View map here.

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About the EvenT

Guests will be enchanted by magical light displays set along a beautifully illuminated one-mile path winding through the Botanical Garden.  These captivating illuminations will dazzle the senses and the show will proudly include installations unique to Texas created by local and international artists.

The trail will feature a one-of-a-kind experience blending new works, including a field of Texas bluebonnets, with guest-favorites, such as the show stopping Cathedral of Light, an impressive towering cathedral arch tunnel sparkling with 100,000 lights.

In addition to the captivating light displays, guests will have an opportunity to enjoy festive food and drinks, including roasting s’mores. View the Lightscape map to plan concessions stops.

Lightscape is a truly memorable, family-friendly walking event that is perfect for holidays entertainment and gatherings.

November 19, 2021 – January 2, 2022*

*Not operating on: November 22, 23, 29, 30; December 6, 7, 13, 14, 24, 25.

Entry times available every 15 minutes from 5:45 - 9:15 p.m. Most guests finish the train in 1 - 2 hours.

The event is located at the San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place, San Antonio, TX, 78209.

If you plan to drive to Lightscape, a parking reservation must be made in advance. Offsite parking with shuttle is free and limited onsite VIP parking is $15.

The offsite location is the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) Founders Hall Parking Lots & Garage.  Free and ADA accessible shuttles are available to and from the Botanical Garden throughout the event.  Shuttles will arrive every 5-10 minutes and the shuttle ride is approximately 5 minutes long. View map here.

Yes! Parking Lot A is the designated drop off and pickup area for Uber and Lyft. View map here.

Admissions

This service fee helps ensure the Botanical Garden’s commitment to efficient online ticketing and contributes directly to the Garden’s non-profit mission to transform lives through plants and nature.

Tickets can be purchased online. Due to high demand we highly recommend you purchase tickets in advance to ensure your entry. Lightscape does not guarantee ticket availability at the Box Office on the day of the event.

Botanical Garden members may purchase tickets beginning June 9th during our special Early Bird Member Sale. Lightscape tickets go on sale to the public on June 11th.

Prices vary, based on day of the week and date selected. Additional service fees apply.

Peak: Adults: $25; Child (3-12) $18; Infants: 0-2 years: free

Off Peak: Adults: $23; Child (3-12): $16; Infants: 0-2 years: free

Day of event ticket purchases, if available, are an additional $2.

Off peak dates are as follows: December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16.

VIP experiences: $55-$60

Yes. Botanical Garden members can purchase tickets online and receive $2 off regular ticket prices. Only Botanical Garden members are eligible for this discount. Additional service fees apply to the following member prices.

Yes, you can become a member online at sabot.org/memberships or by visiting the admissions kiosk during normal business hours.

The Botanical Garden does not guarantee ticket availability at the door (day of) due to limited capacity. You are strongly recommended to purchase your tickets online and in advance due to high demand.

No. Admission to Lightscape and the Botanical Garden are separate. Lightscape is a ticketed evening event with admissions starting at 6:00pm. If you visit the Botanical Garden during the day, regular Botanical Garden admission prices apply. If you have both regular admission and Lightscape tickets, you must exit the garden by 4 p.m. and return to enter Lightscape at your designated timed entry.

The VIP Lightscape Early Access Experience grants exclusive early admission to Lightscape, a VIP parking spot in the onsite parking lot, and a dedicated VIP check-in lane.

The VIP Lightscape Anytime Ticket grants exclusive "arrive anytime" access within your selected time slot (early or late evening), a VIP parking spot in the onsite parking lot, and a dedicated VIP check-in lane.

Membership discount does not apply to VIP Experiences.

Tickets

We strongly advise that you plan on arriving at the gate 15 minutes prior to your entry time. Please allow time to park, ride the shuttle if necessary, and check in. To provide you with the best experience, entry is granted based on the time designated on your ticket.

Once you are admitted, you do not have a time limit to complete your visit.

The Botanical Garden will try and accommodate you on the next available slot within Lightscape’s operational hours on the day. Please ensure you leave enough time to arrive on time if you are travelling a long way.

Choose your date carefully! Please make sure that you have chosen the correct date and time slot at the time of your booking. The Botanical Garden is unable to offer exchanges or refunds once Lightscape tickets have been purchased. Botanical Garden memberships are not refundable. In the event you are unable to use your ticket, please consider your purchase a donation to the San Antonio Botanical Garden, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Lightscape tickets are not changeable. If you are not able to attend your initial date, please consider your ticket as a donation to the San Antonio Botanical Garden, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Lightscape Experience

Cancellation, Exchanges & Refunds

The exhibition route is a little over a mile long. This is a self-guided walking event, there are no shuttles or tours. 

Lightscape is a one-way path. View the Lightscape map here to plan restroom, food, and drink stops.

In some areas the lighting will be low level as part of the experience. You are encouraged to bring along a flashlight in case of an emergency; this should not be used unless it is necessary.

The path is not covered, and all guests are reminded that this is an outdoor illuminated event, and the weather may be inclement. Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear for winter.

The last time slot is 9 p.m. and the event closes at 10 p.m.

All visitors must exit the Botanical Garden no later than 10 p.m.

Yes! Please use hashtag #sabotlightscape to share your experience. While waiting for that perfect shot please do not block pathways or the view of others. No tripods allowed. Photographs and videos are not to be used for commercial purposes. No night commercial photography is allowed during Lightscape, permits will not be given.

Drones are not permitted.

Pets are not allowed. Only ADA-designated service animals are permitted.

Lightscape is a rain or shine event. The Botanical Garden reserves the right to shut down or cancel the event if weather conditions are assessed to pose a risk to our guests’ safety.

Yes. The event is accessible for wheelchairs, mobility assistant devices, and strollers. Wheelchairs are not provided and cannot be rented on-site.

Yes, accessible parking spaces are available.

The route is designed so that it can be viewed solely from even paths, some interactive elements may invite the audience on to grass where additional pedestrian matting will be provided.

If weather conditions mean that the path is not fully accessible for people using wheeled mobility aids, consideration will be made on a case-by-case basis to allow tickets to be transferred to an alternative date when the ground conditions are more appropriate.

Checking the weather is strongly recommend prior to arrival. The Botanical Garden may get cold during winter months.

Yes, a selection of food and drink will be available to purchase. View the food and beverage menu here. Debit and all major credit cards will be accepted. Lightscape is a cashless event.

No. Only food and drinks purchased on-site are permitted to be consumed during the illuminated trail.

The Garden Gift Shop will be open.

Lightscape is an outdoor illuminated event. If the weather presents a hazard and a risk to safety, any decision to cancel will be taken by 2 p.m. on the day of the event. If Lightscape is cancelled, you will be notified by email and text message and you will be informed of the re-booking process. We advise you to check the website for the latest updates before you travel to the Botanical Garden.

If Lightscape is cancelled in line with the cancellation policy and ticket holders are not able to attend an alternative night offered, then a refund will be considered on a case-by-case basis. We can also offer a voucher for the following year. The convenience fee is not refundable under any circumstances.

No, we are unable to offer exchanges or refunds once tickets have been purchased. Please make sure that you have chosen the right date and time slot at the time of making your booking.

If your tickets are lost or if you require your E-Tickets to be re sent to you, please contact us at [email protected] or 210.536.1400. Please note that you will need to have your Reference Number on hand, and this will render your original tickets invalid.

Please email [email protected] or call 210.536.1400.

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